The Source Weekly - Bend, Oregon | Issue Archives | Nov 11, 2010
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  • Nov 11-17, 2010
  • Vol. 14, No. 45



  • Editorial
  • The Secret Hotel Tax Deal

    If you, or we, owed the City of Bend a couple of thousand dollars in taxes and told the city, "Okay, how about if we pay half of it and forget the rest?" the response probably would be something along the lines of: "Are you SERIOUS?!?"
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  • Letters to the Editor
  • "Myths and Other Disguises"

    The author is reporting from "ObamaCare" and hoping his doctor didn't drink the tea. No more slanderous ads, robo-calls from famous people who would never give you their number. Shhh... Secret strategy sessions, appointments, impermanent power divvied in dark rooms. The post-midterm election hush has been unusually brief.
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  • Letters to the Editor
  • Time For GOP to Back Up The Tough Talk

    "The American people" here, "The American people" there, "conversation with the American people," etc...These kinds of utterances have been made by scores of politicians oven the decades and with the recent turn of the midterm elections, they seem to be back to daily use. And yet, for all the considerations for the "American people," very little substance is ever revealed to us Americans.
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Bring the UGB Back to Earth

    To all Bend City Council Members, As a homeowner in the city of Bend I am very thankful that the [Land Conservation Development Commission] was watching out for our best interest with respect to this ridiculous UGB plan.


  • Picks
  • Our Picks for 11/10-11/18 Out in the Silence, Pray for Snow, and lots more!

    Out in the Silence wednesday 10 This documentary, which focuses on gay rights and equality in small-town America, arrives for two screenings in Redmond and Bend at an especially apt time, considering all the news surrounding issues of teen bullying. The film is directed by Joe Wilson, who returns to his hometown after an announcement of his marriage to another man was put in the local paper, and looks at the lives of several LGBTQ people in the small Pennsylvania town. Redmond: 3pm, Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave. Second screening at the Hitchcock Auditorium, COCC from 6-9pm. 3pm-5pm Redmond Public Library, 827 SW Deschutes Ave.

Food & Drink

  • Chow
  • Down, Set, Grub: Surveying the Sunday morning football breakfast scene

    With winter arriving this month, or maybe this week, but ski season still a few weeks away, you finally have an excuse not to do anything outside on your Sunday mornings. Rather, you have all the reason in the world to spend the day watching football. But we all know that football at home is about one-eighth as exciting as viewing games in the company of other fans, some of whom wear jerseys from far off locales and cheer loudly for teams like the Detroit Lions. Several bars and restaurants around town open up early on Sundays, offering you special menus and discounted drinks as they screen every NFL game on the schedule. Here's a sampling of some that are little off the beaten pigskin path where you can get flapjacks and bacon with your first downs.
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  • Want Some Karma with that Burger?: Common Table is serving fresh, local food with a purpose

    The first thing you notice when walking into Common Table is the 20-foot-long black walnut table, which runs the length of the new non-profit café on Oregon Avenue. The restaurant, which occupies the former Cork location, has been open for just over a month. Yet, with minimal promotion, save a few articles (we wrote about the enterprise back in August) and some Facebook activity, the café has been packed for both lunch and dinner nearly every day of the week.
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  • Little Bites: In Case You Missed It: A recap of some of our recent restaurant reviews

    Common Table If you've heard about Common Table, you know that it's much more than a restaurant. Run by Zack Hancock, a young, charismatic former schoolteacher and ordained Presbyterian minister and Bob Pearson, a member of the First Presbyterian Church, CT is structured slightly differently than your run-of-the-mill café. Proceeds benefit those who can't afford to eat at Common Table by funding $10 coupons that are donated to folks in need throughout the community. In addition, Mondays are pay-as-you-go, with a selection of soups available for a suggested donation.
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  • The Beacon
  • Miller Landing Campaign Gets A Boost

      The push to build a new riverfront park in Bend got a boost this week from the Oregon Community Foundation, which announced that it has pledged $50,000 toward the acquisition of the Miller Landing property. The news brings the Trust for Public Land, and the community at large, a step closer to realizing the vision of a new riverfront park just downstream of the Colorado spillway.
  • The Beacon
  • Forest Service Wants Winter Leash Law Input

    Bend dog owners who want more access to groomed ski trails will have a chance to share their perspective with the Forest Service and other winter trail users this week at an open house aimed at airing some of the access issues. While there are no official proposals on the table, off-leash proponents lead by Bend-based DogPAC have been pushing the Forest Service to ease restrictions north of the Cascade Lakes Highway in an area that has been off limit to dogs, unless by special permit, since the 1980s and is presently reserved for Nordic skiers.
  • The Beacon
  • After Abuses, City is Ready to Pull Plug on Parking Program

    The city of Bend is preparing to pull the plug on its downtown parking validation program, again, because of persistent problems with downtown employees and business owners who abuse the system. City staff is proposing to kill the validation program at the end of the calendar year and has already met with the program’s chief proponent, the Downtown Bend Business Association (DBBA), to discuss the change.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Of Bambi, Bubbles and BS

    Jeffrey Auxier thinks great things are just around the corner for Bend. Auxier, president and CEO of Auxier Asset Management and Auxier Focus Fund in Lake Oswego, spoke at the Central Oregon Economic Forecast Vision 2011 meeting here Tuesday.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • Republican: Dudley Wasn't Ready for Prime Time

    Rarely do I agree on anything with Ted Piccolo, a right-wing activist and political consultant who blogs under the alias “I Am Coyote” on the NW Republican site. But he’s posted an analysis of why Chris Dudley lost the governor’s race that I think is spot on – and refreshingly candid.
  • The Wandering Eye
  • The Sawyers Find a Champion - for a Price

    The tragicomic tale of Tami and Kevin Sawyer just keeps getting stranger and stranger. The Sawyers were high flyers during Bend’s real estate bubble era but were shot down in flames last month when a federal grand jury in Eugene indicted them on 21 criminal counts including wire fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and false statements to a financial institution.

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